April 13, 2009
My Kanthas Quilt
I finally got around to taking photo's of "My Kanthas Quilt" which I finished in February ...
Those of you familiar with Kanthas symbolism will recognise traditional motifs such as the "Trees of Life" in each corner, Fish and Peacock for fertility as well as the "Conch" (Paisley) symbols and "Whorls" for prosperity etc.... Traditional Kanthas have symbols indicative to the person they are made for (ie me! hehe) so there is a Dragon - I was born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon, A Falcon - My Native American Indian totem is the falcon (we have Native American Indian in our family tree), A Ram's head - I am an Aries and there is also the Aries symbol on the quilt along with the Leo symbol (for my Hubby) Libra symbol (for my Daughter) and Scorpio Symbol (for my Son) also a swan which is the State bird emblem for Western Australia, a pink diamond - my birth stone, a paint brush - I trained as a Fine artist and Graphic Designer- an eye to ward off evil, a caterpillar - for my Stitchety Grub Embroidery Group, a snail for my Lacecargot Lacemaking Group, an elephant with trunk up - for luck, a needle for my embroidery/needle lace, a Lace bobbin and a Tatting shuttle for my other lacemaking techniques and a Tudor rose as I was born in England and there is of course the traditional "Ashtadel" (Lotus flower) in the centre.
I am off to Adelaide tomorrow to Teach the Wire Lace workshop this coming weekend ...I have 3 days snoofying around before it with my friend so I will post all the gossip when I get back ... be good out there in Blog land - Cheers B.